Johnny Carson (I) (1925–2005)


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Johnny Carson, the legendary "King of Late Night TV" who dominated the medium's nether hours for three decades, was born in Corning, Iowa, but moved with his family to nearby Norfolk, Nebraska when he was eight years old. It was in Norfolk, where he lived until he was inducted into the US Navy in 1943, that he started his show business career. At ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Fargo Soundtrack
(1996)
Looking for Love Johnny Carson
(1964)
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(2000)

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 2017 The Most Hated Woman in America (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ellen DeGeneres/Neil Young (2015) ... (writer: "Johnny's Theme" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dana Carvey/Michio Kaku/British Sea Power (2011) ... (writer: "Johnny's Theme" - uncredited)
 2007 Gracie (writer: "The Tonight Show")
 2007 Talk to Me (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 2003 Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video documentary) (performer: "Birth of the Blues")
 2000 Blind Target (lyrics: "My old friend the bottle) / (music: "My old friend the bottle) / (performer: "My old friend the bottle)
 2000 Isn't She Great (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1996 Fargo (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1996 The Late Shift (TV Movie) (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 4,295 episodes, 1962 - 1979) (performer - 12 episodes, 1973 - 1992)
- The last Tonight Show (1992) ... (performer: "Thanks for the Memory" (1937) - uncredited)
- Robin Williams/Bette Midler (1992) ... (performer: "Here Comes That Rainy Day")
- Jerry Seinfeld/Brooke Adams/Rod McQueary & Colin Sweeten (1991) ... (performer: "My Favorite Things" - uncredited)
- Bob Hope/Liv Ullmann/Kevin Meaney (1989) ... (performer: "The Twelve Days of Christmas" - uncredited)
- John Ritter/Jimmy Aleck/Robyn Douglass (1984) ... (performer: "Aquarius" - uncredited)
 1992 This Is My Life (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1987 Burglar (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1980 Lucy Moves to NBC (TV Movie) (writer: "Johnny's Theme")
 1963 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Johnny Carson Guest (1963) ... (performer: "Ballin' the Jack" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Was understudy for role of "Augie Poole" (during Royale Theater run from 1/10/58-? and Martin Beck Theatre run) in "Tunnel of Love" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Joseph Fields (also director) and Peter DeVries, based on DeVries' novel. Scenic Design by Ralph Alswang. Costume Design by Virginia Volland. Royal Theater (moved to... See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | 70 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Johnnie Carson

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[during his monologue] My name is Johnny Carson, I've devoted a lifetime to comedy, and the next 90 minutes are going to seem like a lifetime to you. See more »

Trivia:

Although he announced on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The last Tonight Show (1992) (his final episode) that he hoped to return soon with a new project, he chose to fully retire from the public eye instead and declined invitations to appear on talk shows and NBC anniversary specials. He did made a few exceptions over the years: He provided a guest voice for The Simpsons: Krusty Gets ... See more »

Trademark:

Golf swing at the end of his The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) monologues See more »

Nickname:

The King of Late-night

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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